One of the most popular wedding songs to come out of Bollywood in 2016 was "Banno Tera Swagger" from the movie "Tanu Weds Manu Returns." Sung in a high-pitched, folk style, the song went on to become a must-play at Indian weddings. The singer of this folk-inspired song is Swati Sharma, a new kid on the block. Sharma won the prestigious Global Indian Music Academy Award for Best Duo with Brijesh Shandilya for this song. The awards ceremony was held in Mumbai April 6.
Sharma, a trained classical singer with a degree from Prachin Kala Kendra - Chandigarh University, started singing at the age of eight. She used to mimic singer and music composer Adnan Sami, and gradually started singing. Originally from Bihar, she integrates her Rajasthani roots into her singing. Apart from singing, she plays the harmonium and keyboard. Her first song as a playback singer, "Banno Tera Swagger Lagey Saxy," is a huge hit. She has also sung six songs in the film "Direct Ishq," released in January this year.
Known for her high-pitched singing, Sharma, in her media interviews, has said that she likes the folk genre but is eager to show a wider range of her talent. We are also eagerly waiting to hear more songs from this young, talented singer.
Watch the "Banno Tera Sawgger" music video: